Music appreciation class to start

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will cover the early 20th century. Each semester offers new and interesting information. Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to […]

Free tax preparation offered

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1 AARP tax aide volunteers will be certified and ready to help individuals prepare their 2009 income tax returns at two local sites. The free tax service is done while the taxpayer waits and will continue through April 15. It is very important that each taxpayer bring their last year’s tax […]

Keeping life in balance at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Verdugo Hills Hospital’s (VHH) A Balanced Life program helps seniors by offering a comprehensive falls-prevention program that treats patients of all ages who are at a high risk of falling. They provide a customized physical therapy program and in-home risk assessments. The program also offers specialized treatment for patients who suffer from dizziness or disequilibrium. […]

Approaching life with a song in his heart

By Brandon HENSLEY For Brian O’Keefe in a year that saw his family business shut down and the economic crisis worm itself into his life like it has so many others, the Boston piano that sits in his living room represents hope, a starting point for something new and yet a way for his life […]

100 years is only the beginning

By Mary O’Keefe A great celebration a century in the making occurred on Saturday afternoon. Long time La Crescenta resident Bill Bowman turned 100. The champagne was flowing as friends and family all toasted the centenarian. “A toast to 100 years: a great husband, a great father, a great grandfather and a great, great grandfather,” […]

La Cañada earns Fantasy Trophy

By Mary O’KEEFE La Cañada Flintridge’s “Scissored Wizard” really was a cut above the rest as it won the Fantasy Trophy at the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade. All traffic headed to Pasadena this morning as thousands of people lined Colorado Boulevard for a chance to see how cut flowers come to life again with […]

Greek Christmas Cookies

Greek Christmas Cookies

When Christmas came around I knew exactly what my mom was going to bake. She made Greek Christmas cookies, or as I knew them, melo-ma-karona, our house felt special. With a little bit of effort, this recipe is delicious. Anna Loutsos Ingredients: 2cups vegetable oil 1cup sugar 1cup orange juice 1tbls. Orange rind shavings ¼ […]

Republican Women Federation holds 2010 induction luncheon

Republican Women Federation  holds 2010 induction luncheon

By Shana LiVIGNI The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federation Christmas holiday luncheon and installation was held on Dec. 11 at the Athenaeum Fireside Room at Caltech in Pasadena. Special guest speaker was former director of the Reagan Ranch, Clark Vandeventer. He is a husband, a father and a social entrepreneur who wears many hats. […]

Display of homes inspire holiday spirit

Display of homes inspire holiday spirit

By Hyung Seok LEE CV Weekly Intern The Crescenta Valley certainly doesn’t suffer a lack of holiday spirit as is evident with the many light displays throughout the area. However, among all the houses in the Crescenta Valley, one house stands out. Walking by 3500 Santa Carlotta Ave., the Richards family home features a spectacular […]